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Re: Software in main that is throughly useless without non-free software

On Sun, May 02, 1999 at 07:51:05AM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Sun, May 02, 1999 at 11:28:55AM +0100, James Troup wrote:
> > > > We *do* care if, say, Apple comes up with some kind of streaming media
> > > > server and patents the codec.
> > > This makes free implementations of that codec non-us.  =>
> > Assuming they only patent it in the US.
> Software patents in pretty much the rest of the world are illegal. 
> Including Germany for that matter.

Errr, what?

Software patents are perfectly valid in Oz. They're even administered
somewhat more sensibly than in the US.


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